Spinal Cord Injuries

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers

One of the most devastating injuries a victim can sustain is damage to the spinal cord. The spinal cord controls various regions of the body and countless functions, which is why injuries to this important command center often have extensive implications.

If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of the negligent actions of another person, you may be able to recover damages through a personal injury claim. Our experienced Chicago personal injury attorneys at Pavich Law Group, P.C. can assist you with creating a detailed catastrophic injury claim or lawsuit to pursue compensation and provide the tirelessly advocacy your family deserves.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

The boney, protective layer surrounding the spinal cord can be severely damaged by compression, fracture, burst, dislocation, hyperextension, or hyperflexion. The impact upon the victim will depend on several things, including the location of the injury, as well as the full extent of the damage. It will also rest upon whether or not the injury is "complete" or "incomplete." If the injury is complete, there will be a total lack of sensation and motor function below the point of damage on the spinal cord. If the injury is incomplete, the spinal cord will still have some ability to send and receive messages from the brain, and there may be some function or sensation.

Spinal cord injuries include the following:

  • Cervical Region Injuries – Damage to this region of the spinal cord often results in paralysis or weakness in both the legs and arms ("quadriplegia").
  • Thoracic Region Injuries – This form of spinal cord injury commonly results in paraplegia, which is paralysis affecting the victim's legs. This also affects the back and abdomen, resulting in many patients needing to wear a brace.
  • Lumbar Region Injuries – This injury often leads to paraplegia. Many victims of lumbar region injuries require surgery, as well external stabilization.
  • Sacral Region Injuries – Spinal cord injuries of this nature often affect the lower body of the victim, including the thighs, lower legs, feet, and genital organs. It can result in loss of bladder / bowel function, as well as sexual dysfunction or paralysis in the hips and legs.

Compensation for Victims in Chicago, IL

If you sustained injury to your spinal cord due to the negligence of another party, you deserve justice. Each knowledgeable Chicago injury lawyer on our team is dedicated to helping victims obtain generous compensation for their suffering and losses, and we can fight for your family.

We encourage you to take a few moments to fill out a free case evaluation form or to get in touch with our team our team today to discuss your legal options. Pavich Law Group, P.C. would be proud to advocate for your family and provide the strong representation you need.